Moshe Katz Architect presents “The Dancing Space”, a mixed-use urban development complex that is a poetic expression of dynamic architecture. Located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, this project is inspired by the local culture, nature, and art. With two main towers, one dynamic and the other stable, the project creates tension and volumes in motion, imitating the free dance of the local folk dance- the Merengue.
The 40-floor dynamic tower expands towards the ground level, connecting all spaces with its spirit and soul, while the 25-floor stable tower emphasizes the differences and the tension between them. The project incorporates local colors, textures, and materials as façade designs and materials, local products, local art, design and fashion functions, music, and dancing events. The ground level is a 10,000 sqm dynamic complex that expresses the curves and motions of a dance, incorporating cultural events, and bringing back nature and culture to the downtown center area.
The project includes hotels, offices, a variety of residential apartments, and a sky restaurant with a small garden for eco-farming. The roof also features a commercial area with an urban farming space and pop-up events. The complex has six underground floors for parking space, introducing 1500 new parking spaces in this dense downtown area.
Moshe Katz, the principal architect, says, “Dynamic architecture begins in the creator’s mind and spirit. Its goal is to bring others into the same state of inspiration, meet their psychological and spiritual needs, make their soul dance of joy and wonder!” With “The Dancing Space”, the architect seeks to create a space that represents the local spirit, dreams to become a focal point, and an icon that reflects the beauty and uniqueness of the island. This project is currently in the preliminary design phase, awaiting permits for completion.